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Across most of the United States, state laws do not protect transgender Americans from discrimination in public places – or when it comes to using the restroom, something we all need to do every day.
Our new TV ad depicts the challenges transgender people face in accessing public restrooms and features a transgender woman – someone who was born with a male body, but inside always knew she was female, and who transitioned to live life every day as the woman she had always known herself to be.
It can be hard to understand what it means to be transgender, especially if you’ve never met a transgender person – and that’s why we’re proud to share this video as part of our efforts to help more people understand the lives of transgender people.
Transgender People: An Introduction
It can be hard at first to understand what it means to be transgender, especially if you’ve never met a transgender person. Learn more about transgender people, their lives, and their stories.READ MORE
Issues Facing Transgender People
Transgender people face a wide range of legal challenges that can prevent them from going about their daily lives. Learn more about the issues facing transgender people and ways to talk about them.READ MORE
More Videos of Transgender People
Meet a transgender man from North Carolina, a transgender construction worker, a Republican Congresswoman, a transgender Navy veteran, and a lesbian couple in this series of short videos.LEARN MORE
Sign the Pledge to Stand with Transgender Americans
Across the U.S., Americans are learning more about what it means to be transgender – and realizing that no one should face discrimination simply because of who they are. Will you sign the pledge and commit to standing up for transgender Americans’ ability to live free from discrimination at work, in public spaces, and when they need to do something as basic as using the restroom? Join us in taking a stand:
The Facts About Restrooms and Safety
Safety and privacy in restrooms is important for all of us, including people who are transgender. That’s why we already have laws in place that make it illegal to harm or harass people, or invade their privacy. Updating our nondiscrimination laws to protect transgender people doesn’t change that.
Pitch In to Help Keep the Ad on the Air!
This year we have seen hundreds of bills introduced in state legislatures across the country explicitly seeking to discriminate against transgender people. Clearly, more people need to see our powerful ad on their TV screens – and learn how important it is to protect transgender people from discrimination and mistreatment. Will you donate to help us keep the TV ad on the air?